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Born in Oxford in 1937, Robert Grant lives in the same house in Headington, on the outskirts of the university city, where his timber merchant father, Lawrence, imbued in him a love and respect for wood, and taught him the rudiments of furniture making in his garden workshop. He honed his skills at Loughborough College, studying under Edward Barnsley, doyen of designer craftsmen, carrying on the traditions of the Arts and Crafts movement founded by William Morris in the 19th century.
oil on board
H 73 x W 114 cm
on loan from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters